Kris McBurnie seems to speak for many of the voters out and about in central Manchester. “I had no idea we were getting a mayor,” he said. “And I certainly didn’t know he was being appointed today by the council. I would have assumed we would get a chance to vote on it.”
A crowd of around 100 people lifted a double-decker bus to free a seriously wounded unicyclist trapped beneath the 12-tonne vehicle in a “miracle” that may have saved the man’s life, according to a paramedic at the scene.